Jessie’s House is a program run out the Homelessness Prevention Initiative of parent organization, Center for Human Development. The Center for Human Development is a long-established, reputable, and registered non-profit organization whose main office is located at 332 Birnie Avenue, Springfield, MA 01107.
Name and Address of Contact Person:
Jane Banks, Program Coordinator
17 Seelye Street
Amherst, MA 01002
James Goodwin, President/CEO, Center for Human Development
Timeframe for Fiscal Year:
July 1 – June 30
Description of Organization:
The Center for Human Development provides a broad range of high quality, community-oriented human services. Jessie’s House is Hampshire County’s only shelter offering emergency housing for families.
Mission of Organization:
Jessie’s House serves and guides homeless families towards a future of hope, good health, and a safe place to call home; helps families develop the skills needed to establish sustainable self-sufficiency; provides outreach services to help families continue on the path to success after leaving the shelter; and, promotes community awareness of homelessness and related issues.
Homeless parents and children.
Number Served Annually:
Because of a $3.5 million contract awarded in 2009 by the Department of Transitional Assistance, Jessie’s House was able to more than triple the number of families it serves to 84.
Primary City/Town Served:
The Center for Human Development’s 2010 annual budget is $55 million. Public documents do not reveal what portion of that amount is devoted to Jessie’s House.